By the early 60's Mao's hold on power began to dissipate, so he enacted the Cultural Revolution, which was a ploy to destabilize his opposition and energize his image. By rooting out the intelligentsia by empowering youth to question their elders, in direct opposition to reverence normally granted the aged, he made inner existing imbalances fall into his favor, and by ratcheting anti-west sentiment, he utilized xenophobia and nationalism to extend the centrality of the party. The Soviet Union had contributed advisors, resources and capital to aid the early communist days of Red China but as Mao properly calculated, by exposing flaws in their Marxist-Leninist neighbor's ideology, he could increase his dynamic hold. Below are a gallery of Cultural Revolution anti-Soviet images.
Above: The Soviets were accused of pretending to be communists and portrayed as secretly craven materialists. A Soviet cargo ship is defaced with anti-Soviet slogans. Luggage belonging to Soviet Consulate staff is covered in more slogans: "Smash the skulls of the Soviet revisionist pigs!" A street in Bejing is labelled multi-lingually anti-Soviet and as an additional propagandic layer, the English is crossed out as an Anti-U.S slight.
Flaherty cubed. Written by the writer of The Omen and directed by the writer of The Wild Bunch, Hellstrom stars a fictional doctor and exhibits the post-human rulers of planet earth. Winner of the academy award for best documentary.